Directory


Leadership

John Burns

Multisite Clinical Center 1
PhD

Clinical psychologist. Has conducted NIH-funded research on biopsychosocial conceptualizations of chronic pain, and, in particular, has been investigating the degree to which psychosocial factors influence acute and chronic pain intensity, underlying pathways by which psychosocial factors exert such effects, the degree to which these factors predict response to chronic pain treatment, and therapeutic mechanisms by which psychosocial chronic pain interventions work.

Asokumar Buvanendran

Multisite Clinical Center 1
PhD

Anesthesiologist and Pain Physician. Studied and published on improving outcomes after surgery. Studied acute to chronic pain after surgery for a decade with recent publication of 300 patients after TKA.

Joshua Jacobs

Multisite Clinical Center 1
PhD

Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgeon. He is a Multiple PI on the University of Chicago/Rush Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). Has conducted NIH-funded research on orthopaedic biomaterials and the biocompatibility of orthopaedic implants and has published extensively on the outcomes of total joint replacement surgery.

Xiaohong Joe Zhou, PhD, DABR

Multisite Clinical Center 1
PhD

Medical Physicist. Dr. Zhou is a tenured Professor of Radiology and Director of Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (3T) at University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He is board certified by both American Board of Radiology and American Board of Medical Physics. Dr. Zhou has been actively engaged in MRI technical developments and clinical applications for more than three decades, particularly in the areas of MRI pulse sequences, diffusion imaging, clinical protocol development, cancer imaging, and imaging of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders.

Kathleen Sluka

Clinical Coordination Center
PhD

Dr. Sluka is a Professor in the Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science Program at the University of Iowa. Her research has focused on examining the neurobiology of musculoskeletal pain and analgesia in both animal models and human subjects. In her laboratory, Dr. Sluka does translational work examining animal models of muscle pain, activity-induced pain, and non-pharmacological treatments for pain and has studied factors that contribute to the transition from acute to chronic musculoskeletal pain, and factors that promote resilience to the transition.

Christopher Coffey

Clinical Coordination Center
PhD

Dr. Coffey received his Ph.D. in biostatistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1999 and has nearly 20 years of experience providing data management and statistical support to multi-center clinical trials. He joined the faculty at the University of Iowa in fall 2009 as a Professor in the Department of Biostatistics, and became the Director of the Clinical Trials Statistical and Data Management Center (CTSDMC) in August 2010. He is currently the PI of the Data Coordinating Center (DCC) for several large clinical studies, and leads the Statistics Core for the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative with the Michael J Fox Foundation.

Laura Frey Law

Clinical Coordination Center
PhD

Dr. Laura Frey-Law is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science in the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa.  Her background is in biomedical engineering (BSE, Iowa and MS, Michigan) and physical therapy rehabilitation (MPT and PhD, Iowa).  She is the Director of the Neuromuscular Biomechanics Laboratory and has been on faculty at the University of Iowa since 2005. Dr. Frey-Law is nationally and internationally recognized for her work on muscle pain, fatigue and strength; incorporating human psychophysical testing and mathematical modeling studies to advance our understanding in these areas.

Martin Lindquist

Data Integration and Resource Center
PhD

Martin Lindquist is a Professor of Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins University. His research focuses on mathematical and statistical problems relating to functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI). Dr. Lindquist is actively involved in developing new analysis methods to enhance our ability to understand brain function using human neuroimaging. He has published over 100 research articles and serves on the editorial boards of several scientific journals both in statistics and neuroimaging. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and a recipient of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping's 'Education in Neuroimaging Award'.

Tor Wager

Data Integration and Resource Center
PhD

Ari Kahn

Data Integration and Resource Center
PhD

Louise Laurent

Omics Data Generation Center
MD/PhD

Dr. Laurent is a physician-scientist with a research background in extracellular RNA biomarker discovery, stem cell biology, molecular biology and genomics. Dr. Laurent's research focuses on discovery of biomarkers for prediction and early diagnosis of pregnancy complications, and developing a molecular understanding of placental development and function. Dr. Laurent has successfully coordinated a number of complex experiments involving many research groups from around the United States, as well as internationally, which have led to highly cited publications in such journals as Cell, Nature, Cell Stem Cell, and Nature Methods. She is a PI in the NIH-sponsored Extracellular RNA Communication Consortium, and a multi-PI for the Genetic Variant and exRNA Omics Data Generation Core for the Acute to Chronic Pain Signatures Program.

Jon Jacobs

Omics Data Generation Center
PhD

Dr. Jon Jacobs (Co-PI) is a Senior Research Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and Associate Director of the NIH NIGMS Biomedical Technology Research Resource for Proteomic Integrative Biology. Dr. Jacobs background as a biochemist includes over 17 years of experience in the development and application of advanced mass spectrometry based proteomic analysis techniques utilized at PNNL. His expertise lies in the study of complex mammalian and microbial systems, including clinical cohorts and studies focusing on inflammatory responses, infectious diseases, and liver diseases.

Michael Olivier

Omics Data Generation Center
PhD

Dr. Olivier is director of the Center for Precision Medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine, and Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Molecular Medicine. He also holds appointments in the Department of Biostatistics and Data Sciences, the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Center for Biomedical Informatics, and the Center on Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. His expertise is in genomics, proteomics and metabolomics, and in integrated multi-omics analysis of complex disorders in humans.


Multisite Clinical Center 1


Clinical Coordination Center

Dixie Eckluknd

RN, MSN, MBA

Data Integration and Resource Center


Omics Data Generation Center

University of California, San Diego

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Wake Forest